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Man hunt on for surviving bombing suspect, suspects identified

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

The FBI has identified one of two suspects in the Boston Bombings.

A 26-year-old suspect is identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev was gunned down early Friday morning by Police after killing a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 19-year-old Djhokar Tsarnaev remains at large. A man hunt is underway.

The suspects are Russian nationals who are from the Chechnya region of the county. They have both been living in Cambridge for over a year. The two are brothers and one of them has been in the country for at least 7-years.

The father of the suspects put out a statement to the Associated Press saying his son is a "true angel" and is "an accomplished medical student."

A security officer on the MIT campus was founded gunned down in his vehicle around 10:45 p.m. Shortly after the men then carjacked a vehicle and robbed a 7/11. Police caught up with the vehicle and the suspects led them on a car chase where they threw bombs and grenades outside of their cars. The  which ended in Waterford.

The FBI say they believe the men to be terrorists and say Tsmaez is armed and dangerous and expect that he will die if a suicide attack.

At least one pressure cooker bomb was found at one of the crime scene.

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